‘Explore Niagara USA’ for a Summer-Vacation Photo Contest

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) is pleased to announce a summer "fun" photo contest. Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.

Entries should capture summertime fun in Niagara County - from the great outdoors, iconic attractions; wine and food, and accommodations. Snaps of the Niagara USA landscape will qualify as well.

NTCC will select winners based on creativity. All photos must be submitted via @NiagaraFallsUSA Instagram or Twitter accounts, by tagging #ExploreNiagaraUSA or by uploading directly on Facebook. Creativity should not be limited to the photos. NTCC encourages participants to include appropriate hashtags that describe what that saw, such as #creativeclicks, #lovethelocks, or #capturethecataract. Photos can be viewed on Facebook under the same handle. One winner chosen weekly, for three weeks, and will receive a GoPro Hero camera. One grand prize winner will be selected on August 21 and be awarded with a Nikon D3200 Digital SLR.

The "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest" is open to visitors and locals. Winning entries will be published online with acknowledgements. Photos may be submitted until August 21, 2015. Contest participants must be 18 or older. By submitting a photo you permit NTCC to use the image in promotion materials in any medium.

"Summer will end before we know it, but it can live on in photos. We want to see what summer in Niagara USA means to our visitors and residents. Show us a scenic shots from the countryside or something ‘wonderfully' wacky and weird," said John Percy, NTCC president & CEO. "Niagara County is home to a Wonder of the World, gorgeous sunsets, one-of-a-kind attractions, delicious eateries, and so much more. Show us what summer in Niagara USA means to you with a photo from your vacation or ‘staycation'."

For complete contest rules visit niagarafallsusa.com.

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The mission of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit niagarafallsusa.com.

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